Skip to main content

Full text of "Circle (Abbot Academy yearbook)"

See other formats



37 b 
£ AkX^..... 

c^- d*M 

-*Z*0. ^__^ 

<2L*- <? ^i" 


M^ ^ 


Affectionately bebicateb 


M%% Bancroft 

W$t Clasisi of 1923 

Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 

3fn Hobtng ffltmotp 


jWabame Jflorence i£>telle 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

Senior ClasiS (Officers 


Elizabeth Flagg 
Ruth Hoi mes 
Francelia Hoi mes 
i >01 ores < >sborne 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 


' ' Libby ' ' 

Springfield, Mass. 

University of Wisconsin Two years 

Senior Play '23 Bible Group Leader '23 

Senior Mid, Play '22 

"And lo! her name led all the rest." 

"Libby" looks so tall and stately, but you 
know that saying, "Looks are often deceiving"? 
We think that it applies to her — and her room- 
mate verifies our statement. Haven't you 
heard "Libby's" infectious laugh rolling down 
the corridor? As for swinging a hockey stick, 
she does it with the best of us. In Psychology 
class her answers are always a help to the rest of 
us. In the Senior-Mid play "Libby" shone and 
we wonder if she isn't secretly harboring am- 
bitions for the stage — ?! 


"Natty", " Nattie B." 
Andover, Mass. 

Five years 
"A" Society '22, '23 Honor Roll '19 

Odeon, '22, '23 Glee Club '21 

Class Book Board '23 ' Senior Play '23 

Hockey Team '23 

Class Hockey Team '21, '22, '23 

"Who says in verse what others say in prose." 
Have you ever heard about her cats? She is 
always writing about them; — (either cats or 
eating peanuts on top of a freight train) — cats 
for English, cats for Odeon, cats in poetry, cats 
in prose — and cats on sweaters! Oh yes, 
"Nattie B", will you please tell us where you 
learned to say "He-ah" so distinctly? And also 
who dared you to write the original melody 
"Stumbling," in musical appreciation? We're 
almost willing to bet that it was your own clever 
thought. You see, you have made your "rep," 

The A b b o t Circle 

19 2 3 


Andover, Mass. 

Miss Pierce's 

Student Council '23 
Calendar Committee '23 

Two years 

Spanish Play '23 
Senior Play '23 

"A lively tongue and pleasing manner." 

"Well, what's the latest? There is some, 
'cause here comes Martha. She always has 
something lo say, and you can bank your last 
penny that you won't go to sleep until she has 
divulged all her recent revelries. But she's al- 
ways amusing, and if you need to be cheered .up, 
find her — if you can. 


"Bab" "Babbie" 

Methuen, Mass. 

"A fair exterior is a silent commendation." 

"Bab" manages Conrant very successfully and 
we wonder if she manages " Acy", too. Her hair 
is always soft and curly — curly with assistance. 
Our fire drills — exciting things! — have re- 
vealed the "modus operandi" — shoe strings! 
"Bab" is very much interested in the drama — 
but she is an actress as well as a spectator; ask 
anyone who saw the English V plays. 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 


Dedham, Mass. 


Arm Band '22 

French Play '22 

Two years 
Senior Play '23 

"Still waters run deep." 

In very aged slang, you're a "keen" girl. We 
have watched the p. ogress and growth of your 
hair with deep interest and solicitude. Why 
don't you and Miss Jenks join forces and write 
a book, "Reminiscences of Capen's?" We could 
say lots of nice things about "Barbie" but it 
might make that hair stick out too far, so for 
details please see Mary Jane. 


Waterloo, New York 
Wellesley Three years 

Student Government President '23 

Glass Basketball Team '22 
Class Vice-President '21 
Student Council '21, '22 
"A" Society '22, '23 
Honor "A" '22, '23 
Bible Group Leader '23 
Northfield Delegate '22 

Arm Band '21 

Honor Roll '20, '22 

Junior Glee Club '21 

Q. E. D. '22, '23 

Fidelio '22, '23 

Class Book Boari '23 

Dves his fellow men." 

"Write me as one who 

We would like to be very witty but we're 
afraid we would not be showing the proper re- 
spect due to one of so high a standing. We would 
also like to be very complimentary but she might 
think we were trying to prejudice you in her 
favor. "Edie" is head of Stu. G. and from this 
one might suppose that she is a most awesome 
person. She is — sometimes, but only when we 
need it. At other times she is just big-hearted, 
full-of-fun "Edie." 

T h e Abbot Circl 

10 2 3 

Gardiner, Maine 

Four years 
Class Treasurer '20 Captain of Hockey '23 

Class President '21 Tennis Team '21, '22, '23 
A. A. A. Treasurer '22 Tennis Champion '22 
"A" Society '20, '21, '22, '23 

English V Plays, '20, '21, '22 
Class Hockey Team '20, '21, '22, '23 
Hockey Team '20, '21, '22,' 23 Senior Play '23 
Class Vice-President '21 
"Who can tell for what high cause 
This Darling of the Gods was born?" 
Anne is one of our most doughty athletes and 
for her we are duly thankful; especially around 
Bradford Day. You see, she is quite the tennis 
player and besides that, she's been playing goal 
in hockey, for years and years and years — more 
or less. Her good fairy left her not only more 
than her share of athletic ability, but also a good- 
ly portion of histrionic ability; only recall num- 
erous English V Plays and the Senior Play. 

"Lib", " Libby" 
Andover, Mass. 
Wellesley Five years 

Class President '23 Senior Mid Play '22 

Class Vice-President '21 Senior Play, Manager '23 
Class Secretary '20 Elocution Play '22 

Honor Roll '19, '20, '21 Relay Race '20 

Student Council '21, '22, '23 

Entertainment Committee '23 
Hockey Team '21, '22 "A" Societv '22, '23 

Class Hockey Team '20, '21, '22, '23 

Glee Club '21, '22 
Bible Group Leader '23 Fidelio '20, '21, '22," '23 
Northfield Delegate '22 Class Book Board '23 
"Eulogy is useless in her case." 
This is "Libby's" first year as a boarder and 
just to show how much we loved her we elected 
her president of our class, though we admit we 
didn't know her views about cigarette smoking 
at Abbot, at the time. She has high ambitions 
as the Third Floor Front corridor stunt showed. 
"Libby" may be a very dignified Senior Presi- 
dent — and she is, at times, but the rest of the 
time, — well, "Libby's" neighbors, situated any- 
where in Draper Hall, haven't listened to that ■ — 
shall I say "merry laughter"? all year without 
divining something of her character. (N. B. 
No fair going to Mme. Craig for information.) 


The Abbot Circle 




Wyomissing, Penna. 
Art School Three years 

Class Book Board '23 

" I don't care if I am — sweet." 

Feeling blue? Then go to see "Acy.". With 
ner repertoire of animal sounds and trick re- 
marks she just drives those blues away. "Acy" 
just loves to study and does she talk much after 
lights? Ask Mme. Craig — she knows. We 
understand that "Acy" was quite keen about 
the five o'clock gymn class. How unfortunate it 
only met twice a week, eh, "Acy"? 


" Goody" 
Newton Highlands, Mass. 

Senior Mid Play '22 
Senior Play '23 

Two years 

Fidelio 22, '2?> 

Class Baseball Team '22 

"A studious mind is ever evident." 

Do you hear the strumming of a uke down on 
Third Floor Wing? Well, it's Ethel. She 
strums morning, noon and night — that is when 
she isn't studying hard at Psyc. or Household 
Science — and she always was strong for As- 
tronomy and Geology! Ethel has quite a bit of 
histrionic ability, too. Remember the Prologue 
in Senior Mid Play and the "wealthy .Hebrew" 
in Senior Play? Ethel is always cheerful and 
ready to do anything for anyone at anytime. 

r h e A bbot Circle 

19 2 3 


"Fran", " Franny" 

Brookline, Mass. 

B. S. P. E. Four years 

President A. A. A. '23 Advisory Board '22 

Class Vice-President '22 

Bible Group Leader '22, '23 
Class Secretary '21, '23 

Fidelio '20, '22, Vice-President '21 
Q. E. D. '22, Secretary '23 Student Council '23 
Hockey Team '23 Arm Band '20 

Class Hockey Team '21, '22, '23 Arm Bar '23 
"A" Society '23 Senior Play '23 

"Seeming to promise something wondrous great." 
"Franny" is one of the talented Holmes sisters. 
She may be small but remember that "all good 
things come in small packages." "Franny" 
hasn't been very busy this year except for her 
various A. A. A., class, and Q. E. D. duties, etc., 
etc., ad infinitum. But what is one duty, more or 
less, to "Franny"? 

"Ruthie," "Rufus" 

Brookline, Mass. 
Leland Powers Four years 

Class Vice-President '23 

Fidelio '20, '21, '22, President '23 
Hockey Team '23 Class Cheer Leader '20 

Class Hockey Team '23 

Honor Roll 2nd Semester '20, '23 '23 
"A" Society '23 Draper Reader '21 

Student Council '21, '23, Secretary '22 

French Plav '21 
Odeon '22, President '23 
Class Book Board '23 
Bible Group Leader '23 
Arm Band '20 

" Her words are trusty heralds to her mind." 
Ruth's one of the most versatile girls in our 
class. If it's a play, she's the leading char- 
acter; if it's a hockey game, she's on the field. 
She also shines in the literary world and as for 
Stu. G. she certainly does make us walk the 
"straight and narrow" — just another accom- 
plishment to her list. 

Elocution Play '22 

English V Play '22 

Senior Mid Play '22 

Senior Play '23 

The Abbot Ci r c 1 

19 2 3 


" Doree" 

An clover, Mass. 
Radcliffe Three years 

Class Basketball Team '21, '22, '23 Odeon '23 

Honor Roll '21, '22 French Play '22 

Arm Band '20 Fidelio '23 

Arm Bar '22 

"Daughter of the gods, divinely tall, and most 
divinely fair." 

Fancy a Greek goddess with naughty eyes and 
dimples going to History Class and then issuing 
forth with a brilliant poem all written; or stretch 
your imagination still further and see her tearing 
around on a basketball field and maybe you'll get 
a faint conception of what Doris is like. But that 
isn't all, — she writes the most thrilling and real- 
istic love stories ever conceived outside of the 
movies! Pretty clever girl she is! 



Andover, Mass. 

Five Years 

Class Hockey Team '19, '20, '21, '22, '23 

Senior Play '23 

Elocution Play '22 

Class Vice-President '19 

Class Secretary '20 

Northfield Delegate '22 

Bible Group Leader '23 

Hare and Hound '19 

"A" Society '22, '23 
Draper Reader '22 
Senior Mid Play '22 
Hockey Team '22, '23 

"What is Life when wanting Love?" 

"Em" is one of the pillars of the class, having 
been with us since the dark Prep, days and we 
don't know what we would have done without 
her; and we don't know what Miss Morgan would 
have done without her, "Em" being one of her 
prize pupils. And as for hockey — well, she 
certainly showed the Bradford girls how a wing 
should run. 

The Abbot C i r c I e 



" Charlie" 
Guilford, Maine 


Two years 

Hockey Team '23 Honor Roll '23 

"A" Society '23 Arm Band '22 

Bible Group Leader '23 Senior Mid Play '22 

Advisory Board '23 Calendar Committee '22 
Fidelio '23 Senior Play '23 

" Joyousness is Nature's garb of health." 

"Charlie" is noted for many things, but chief 
among them, her lovely voice, and along with her 
lovely voice, her blushes. The girls on the Third 
Floor Front know how peppy she is — and so 
does Bradford. "Charlie" is one of the latest 
and most efficient members on the Hockey 
Team. In fact, she's mighty efficient in every- 


"Dot", "Dothe" 

Woonsocket, R. I. 


Three years 

Class Vice-President '21 Honor Roll '22 

Class Basketball Team '21, '22, '23 

Arm Band '21 
Senior Mid Play '22 Bible Group Leader '23 

"With thee conversing, I forget all time." 

"Dottie" spends much of her time studying, 
but we hear she wants to go to Pembroke next 
year, and maybe that's the reason. And can she 
ride? Just go into her room some day and see all 
the cups and ribbons around — rather an at- 
tractive and novel form of interior decorating, we 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 



Miles City, Montana 
B. S. P. E. Two Years 

Basketball Team '22, '23 

Class Basketball Team '22, '23 
"A" Society '22, '23 English V Play '23 

Secretary A. A. A. '23 Fidelio '23 

Manager of Basketball '23 

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house." 

"Cal" with her gentle voice and quiet (some- 
times) ways came straight to us from the wild 
and woolly West. With all her athletic interests 
we're not surprised that she's headed for B. S. 
P. E. Last year "Cal" used to spend most of 
her spare time knitting; this year she has added 
dress-making to her list of accomplishments. 
And of course, once in a while she does study a 



Miles City, Montana 

A. A. A. Treasurer '23 English V Play Author '23 
Bible Group Leader '23 Arm Band '22 

"Where do you come from, baby dear?" 

All aboard for Montana! This is the cry that 
sends our Western Laura into ecstasies. But it 
hasn't been hard for our cow-girl to become a 
part of Abbot's atmosphere; in fact, she has 
learned the great art of giving a regular Eastern 
marcel. We wonder if she's going to introduce 
that in Miles City? Laura's quite the little 
playwright too, but to all appearances nothing 
can swerve her from her determination to teach 
kindergarten. It's a mighty good profession, 
Laura, and here's wishing you luck! 

T h e A hbot Circle 

19 2 3 


Columbia, S. C. 


Two years 

Student Council Secretary '23 Honor Roll '22, '23 
Class Basketball Team '22, '23 Fidelio '23 

Glee Club '22 Calendar Committee '23 

Arm Band '22 Bible Group Leader '23 

"Our Rose by any other name would be as 

An Abbot Rose from China with a fund of jolly 
Chinese tales, told with Abbot humor; this is our 
Rose and the kind we like the best. She leads on 
the Honor Roll; she can rouse a piano to most 
tremendous harmonies and incidentally writes 
delightful verse for her own amusement. She 
even shows considerable literary ability in her 
notes for Rep. Com.! 



West Roxbury, Mass. 

Leland Powers' Three years 

School Cheer Leader '23 Glee Club '21, '22 

Class Cheer Leader '21, '22, '23 

Fidelio '22, Secretary '23 

Class Hockey Team '23 French Play '21 

Senior Play '23 Senior Mid Play '22 

Elocution PI y '22 Advisory Board '23 

Entertainment Committee Chairman '23 

"The tress also shall be of crisped gold." 

How could we know a group of Abbot girls 
without Reddy's gorgeous hair to identify it? 
" Reddy" likes to spend her summers abroad and 
we secretly believe she had a great deal to do 
with ending the war — for how could Germany 
afford to lose so rare a visitor? And how that 
girl can pep things up around here, especially 
in her role as cheer leader -^ and her parties, too, 
are a little bit of all right! 

The Abbot C i r cl e 

1 92 3 


Winchester, Mas 

Clock Golf '21 

Three years 
Arm Band '21 

Senior Play '23 

"Frailty, thy name is Woman." 

Who can think of bridge without recalling 
"Ros" and her "one no trump" bid? Perhaps 
she learned to play like that out in Winchester on 
her many week-ends. Quite the place, Win- 
chester — from all reports. She is skilled not 
only in bridge, but in drawing, too; in fact she 
has a secret ambition to be Miss Pooke's suc- 


" Libby" 
Ardmore, Oklahoma 


Two years 

A. C. A. Treasurer '23 Bible Group Leader '23 
Arm Band '23 Odeon '23 

Class Book Board '23 

"How sweet the fellowship of those who feel." 

"Libby" is the girl from 'way out in Okla- 
homa. She has the southern drawl but we can't 
say she has the southern manner — slow and 
easy. Decidedly not! And when it comes to 
writing stories she was Miss Hendrie's pride and 
joy. Oh yes, she's in Odeon and everyone says 
she will be an authoress some day. We're mighty 
glad "Libby" decided to stay two years and 
graduate with us. 

The Abbot Cirri 

19 2 


Manchester, N. H. 

Advisory Board '23 
Class Book Board '23 

Two years 

Odeon '23 

Arm Band '22 

Class Hockey Team '23 
"As all in silks my 'Ginny' goes." 

"Ginny" is that girl who wears good looking 
clothes and has such heaps of corn-colored hair. 
She likes to spend her time — well, as becometh 
one so intelligent. Once she made a monkey face 
at dinner and — but we will spare her blushes at 
the result. Yes, indeed, she can blush beautifully. 


" Skeedie" 
Des Moines, Iowa 

Arm Band '22 

Two Years 
Senior Play '23 

"She has two eyes so soft and blue, 
Take care!" 

"Skeedie", can't you give us a hint of how you 
play such a good card game? Is it just plain good 
luck or hard thinking? We're making a good 
guess that it's your brains — for cards aren't 
the only things you win in! We all hope you're 
planning to take up music when you leave Abbot 
and don't drop dancing, either; we want to see 
you, our "petite mademoiselle," take your place 
with the immortelles. 

T h e Abbot C i r c I e 

19 2 3 


Andover, Mass. 


Courant Board 
Fidelio '22, '23 

Five years 
Northfield Delegate '21 
Glee Club '22 
Arm band '21 

" On her experience all her friends relied." 

We thought Mary lived in the clouds — at 
least we thought so until our Senior picnic and 
then we changed our minds. There's no getting 
around it, Mary can be very amusing and her 
brilliance knows no bounds. She shines in Math 
and is one of the stalwart members on Courant 
Board, and, it is rumored that occasionally she has 
her themes written two weeks before time! 


"Ellie", "Noisy" 

Newburyport, Mass. 

Five years 

Fidelio '21, '22, '23 ' Arm Bar '21 

Senior Play '23 Relay Race '19 

Class Treasurer '20 Class Hockey Team '21 

Arm Band '20 

" I chatter — chatter as I go." 

Noyes? Oh yes, noise. Peanuts, dogs, Aunt 
Jemima babies, yes, that's "Ellie." But why 
shouldn't she feel at home? This is only her fifth 
year. Wonder how it feels~ to come as a Prep and 
watch everyone else grow up ! The poor tea rooms. 
What will they do without your pecuniary as- 
sistance? Well, anyway, here's to our old (?) 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 



Arlington, Mass. 

Two years 

French Play '22 Tennis Team '23 

Senior Mid Play '22 "A" Society '23 

English V P ay '23 Class Treasurer '23 

Entertainment Committee '22, '23 

Manager of Tennis '23 
Class Baseball Team '22 Fidelio '23 

Manager of Baseball '23 Glee Club '22 

Class Book Board, Business Manager '23 
"Forward and frolic glee was there, 
The will to do, the soul to dare." 
Money, money! Where it comes from we have 
no idea but we do know that you collect most of it 
for our class dues, "Dee." None of us envy you 
your job, but we have to hand it to you for being 
so competent. It's a great temptation to tickle 
"Dee" because there peals forth into the air a 
wonderful, gurgling, giggling squeak — it's re- 
cognized by all. But there's lots more to " Dee" 
than a giggle, decidedly so. Pep and athletic 
ability and — everything! All we can say is 
that Wellesley has a good surprise in store. 


Andover, Mass. 

Five years 

"A" Society '21, '22, '23 Arm band '23 

Class Treasurer '20 English II Play '21 

Class President '21 French Play '21 

Class Vice-President '20 Senior-Mid Play '22 
A. A. A. Secretary '22 Senior Play '23 

Hockey Team '21, '22, '23 Draper Reader '22 
Class Basketball Team '19 Glee Club '21, '22 
Class Hockey Team '20, '21, '22, '23 

Fidelio '21, '22, '23 
Hare and Hound '19 Mandolin Club '21, '22 

Honor Roll '19, '20, '23 
"With thy red lips redder still, 
Kissed by strawberries (?) on the hill."' 
Hi! here's "Nip." Broad grin 'n everything! 
"Nip" is one of the best all-around good sports 
in the class. She's a wonder on the hockey field 
and on the stage; her interests are limitless. 
What more could be said of anyone? Nothing, 
unless that she is equally efficient in everything 
she undertakes. 


The Abbot Circle 


" Nettie" 
Weston, Mass. 
Miss Wheelock's Five years 

Honor "A" '21 Senior Mid Play '22 

Class President '20 Draper Reader '21 

Class President '21 Elocution Play '21 

"A" Society '21, '22, '23 

Bible Group Leader '22, '23 
Advisory Board '22 A. C. A. Treasurer '23 

Student Council '20 A. C. A. Secretary '22 

Northfield delegate '22 
"Patience is Power." 
"Nettie" is another of the pillars of Abbot. 
Five long years she has trodden the Chapel 
steps — haven't you noticed how worn they 
are?! She'll be some D. O. G., when she grad- 
uates. Patient, cheerful, enthusiastic, that is 
"Nettie." We're not surprised that she's been 
wearing an Honor "A" for the last three years. 
We're wishing her luck in her kindergarten train- 
ing, but we don't in the least doubt that she will 
be a great success. 



I lion, New York- 
Three years 
Arm Band '21 Clock Golf '23 

Glee Club '22 Fidelio '23 

Croquet '21, '22 Bible Group Leader '23 

"We may live without Art; 
We may live without books; 
But civilized man 
Cannot live without cooks." 
"Mary 'Lizabeth, you're a wonder 
And wh^n you are old and gray — " Par- 
don us, Rudd, but we must tell them how you 
famed us in croquet and clock golf. We expect 
you'll become equally successful in archery, too. 
We will always remember the fine seams, better 
sewed by hand than by machine, not to mention 
that bread and those apple pies that made such 
an impression on us all. If present indications 
are reliable, we predict that teaching Household 
Science will be her life work! 


T h e A h hot Circl 

19 2 



New Brunswick, N. J. 

Smith One and a half years 

Q. E. D. '22, Vice-President '23 

"A" Society '23 
Student Council Vice-President '23 

Bible Group Leader '23 
Basketball Team '23 Arm Band '23 

Class Basketball Team '22, '23 

Calendar Committee Chairman ' ' 2?~> 

"What man dare, I dare." 

"Oh! I'm so worried!" Enter "Peg" -with 
her usual expression. We don't know yet whether 
it's force of habit or not, but perhaps that ac- 
counts for her slenderness. She's a wonder at 
basketball, to say nothing of the way she wields 
the tennis racquet. Do you remember that grin 
when she said, "Good morning, Miss Bailey"? 
And oh, those eyes! But anyway, she says 
they're green. 

^ rr ,--. m 


r* *"! 

1 I 



" Mart" 

Wakefield, Mass. 

Mount Holvoke 

French Play '23 


Two years 
Band '22 

ible Group Leader '23 

"A modest maid, yet self-possessed withal." 

Have you ever wanted proof that "cold feet 
are a sign of a warm heart?" Well, here is one. 
Martha froze her feet at Intervale, and we're 
positive that no one has a warmer heart than 
she. And her brains — well, " Math " and "( hid" 
surely seem easy for her. Do you remember 
how well she played "Thomas" in "La Malade 
Imaginaire?" Some of those soft, midnight 
melodies come from "Mart's" room and we 
imagine she is just working out accompaniments 
for her original poems. 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 


" Mart," "Marty" 
Kenil worth, 111. 
Wisconsin Two years 

"A" Society, Secretary and Treasurer '23 

Baseball Team '22 
Basketball Team '23 Arm Band '22 

Class Basketball Team '23 English V Play '22 
Class Hockey Team '22 Senior Play '23 

"Love from tender years her thoughts em- 

This is the girl who proved to us that she could 
play a wonderful game of basketball, and we're 
mighty proud of her. We wonder if those gloves 
helped her to keep her balance skiing at Inter- 
vale, or if she is just a natural born sport. And 
she can act, too. Remember the "ohs" and 
"ahs" when she appeared in that sequin dress in 
the English V Play last year? And she called 
forth the "ohs" and "ahs" quite as much in the 
part of "Antonio" as in the role of a flapper. 
All of which proves that there is more to " Mart " 
than most of us will ever know. 


" M. C." 

Elmira, New York 

Elmira College Two years 

A. C. A. President '23 Class Book Board '23 

Student Council, Vice-Pres. (first semester), '23 

Odeon '22, '23 
Advisory Board '23 Class Hockey Team '23 

"You stop the tongue and teach the heart to 
Imagination? Why, "M. C." is a born story- 
teller — love stories you know. And she's quite 
the poetess, too. She is president of A. C. A. 
and she makes virtue so attractive that we often 
wonder why we are not a whole lot better than we 
are. Even if she did say she was sorry for Brad- 
ford girls because they didn't have to get up for 
breakfast on Sunday, she doesn't usually make 
such breaks, and we love her in spite of it; for 
" M. C. " 's just " M. C. ", and one in a million. 


The Abbot Circle 

192 3 


"Mimi", " M." 

Andover, Mass. 

Conservatory of Music Three years 

Fidelio '21, '22, '23 Senior Play '23 

Honor Roll '21, '22, '23 Spanish Play '23 

Arm band '21 

"She frowned and said she knew it not, 
But wrote it down." 

My de-ah! Have you looked at the Psyc 
lesson? Miriam is old "Calamity Jane" herself 
when it comes to studies, yet whoever saw an 
Honor Roll without her name perched on its bliss- 
ful heights? Alas! we wish all our lamentations 
led us along the paths of Glory, along which 
Miriam's lead her! 


"Dot", "Dottie" 

New Rochelle, New York 


Two vears 

Honor Roll '22, '23 French Play '22 

Class Secretary '22 Courant Board '22, '23 

English V Play '22 Q. E. D. '22, '23 

Arm Band '22 

"Who mixed reason with pleasure; 
Wisdcm with n irlh." 

When you stop to think of it, how many ac- 
tivities are there in which "Dottie" doesn't 
have a part? Not many, we find. In spite of 
the fact that she is the baby of the class she seems 
to have most of the brains in the class. If il 
didn't sound tactless, " Dottie", we'd say thai 
your looks seem to belie the fact. Now don'1 
misunderstand us, but you see it's so unusual 1;' 
have Beauty and Brains together! 

The Abbot Circle 

19 23 



North Andover, Mass. 

Mount Holyoke Three years 

Arm Band '22 

" Good and true and jolly, too." 

Hist ! What do we hear ? Who belongs to that 
joyful giggle that echoes and re-echoes 'round the 
building? Tis but " Tibby " Thomas, one of the 
best natured, happy-go-luckies in the class. 
They say she drives a car and — in strict conn- ' 
dence — she drives somewhat faster than the law 
allows! More power to you, "Tibby" — but 
don't get "pinched." 


North Attleboro, Mass. 


Class Hockey Team '23 
Baseball Team '22 
Bible Group Leader '23 

Two years 

Fidelio '22, '23 

Arm Band '22 

Senior Mid Play '22 

Northfield Delegate '22 

" Her worth is warrant for her welcome." 

Abbot seems to be blessed with Thompson 
twins. "Mimi" and "Libby" are the second 
pair in three years. As it was then, so is it now; 
which_is which? "Lo 'Libby' — oh, er I mean 
'Mimi' — no I don't. Say which one are you 
anyway?" Well, "Libby" plays Hockey — but 
so does "Mimi", so there you are. Which is 
which? Guess again. You can usually identify 
"Libby" by her roommate and trust the two 
"Libbys" when they get together! 


The Abbot C i r c 1 

19 2 


" Mimi" 

North Attleboro, Mass. 

Smith Two years 

Class Hockey Team '23 Arm Band '23 

Bible Group Leader '23 Northfield Delegate '22 

Q. E. D. '23 

"A kind and gentle heart had she to comfort 
friend and foe." 

We think we know which twin you are. If you 
are really " Mimi ", then you are the one that's a 
power in Q. E. D., n'est-ce-pas? The Third 
Floor Front will always have pleasant memories of 
your irrepressible giggle and your rapturous ac- 
counts of those summers on the Cape. How did 
it seem to be a lone "roomie?" Not so good, did 
it? But then — you had an exceptional room- 
mate — never known to quarrel! 



Caldwell, New Jersey 

Art School Two years 

Senior Mid Play '22 Class Book Board '23 

Senior Play '23 Bible Croup Leader '23 

"For if she will, she will — you may depend on it, 

And if she won't, she won't — and there's an end 
on it." 

"Stella", the slim and dainty, "Stella," the 
gay and clever, is just our "Stella." She has a 
little foot that goes down with an emphatic 
sound upon anything of which she disapproves. 
But then, she's usually right, and if that foot or 
tap _ g ets he r what she wants, what's the harm 


The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 


Davenport, Iowa 

i wo years 

Draper Reader '22 

French Play '22 

Bible Group Leader '23 

Fidelio '23 

Conrant Board '23 
Class Book Board '23 
Senior Play '23 
Senior Mid Play '22 

"The wisdom of many and the wit of one." 

All Emily lacks is a wig and gown, and before 
we know it, she'll have them. About ten years 
from now we'll be taking our lawsuits to Miss 
Van Patten, D. D. L. You see we're betting on 
"Em." But we wonder if maybe she won't try 
the stage for a while first? We're sure she could 
succeed in any profession, however, and "the 
more the merrier." 



Westfield, Mass. 

Two years 

Advisory Board '23 Glee Club '22 

Arm Band '22 Northfield Delegate '22 

Bible Group Leader '2i 

"On thy face I see 

The map of honor, truth, and loyalty." 

She'd work her hands off for a friend in need 
and that's not sarcastic, either. She tries to work 
herself to death in gym class — poor girl! and 
we're afraid Miss Nelson doesn't appreciate her 
efforts. But "Elbe's" not all work; if you've 
never heard her giggle you've missed a treat. 
We wouldn't call her exactly eccentric but it's 
absolutely true that she made her bed in the bath- 
tub, one night! 'S fact. 

T 1 1 h A b bat C i r c 1 e 

192 3 


"Betty", "Bett" 
North Adams, Mass. 


Two years 

Class Basketball Team '22, '23 

Bible Group Leader '23 
Northfield Delegate '22 

Student Council Vice-President (sec. sem.) '23 

" Deep brown eyes running over with glee, 
Bonny brown eyes are the eyes for me." 

"Betty" comes from North Adams, the 
"Home of the Mohawk Trail." Maybe that 
accounts for the wa'rwhoop laugh that we all-stop 
to listen to. "Betty" likes Symphony concerts 
and College Math. Quite a combination! Just 
one word of warning — don't break your neck 
trying to get a look at those eyes. 


New York City, N. Y. 
Smith Two years 

Class Hockey Team '23 
French Play '22 

Arm Band '22 
Honor Roll ' 2.^ 

"A tender heart, a will inflexible." 

" Sure!" is Margaret's pass word. Just ask her 
to do something for you and see if that's not so. 
Steadfast in work, firm in her views, she's as 
strong a girl as ever entered Abbot's gates. 


The Abbot Circle 

192 3 



Rockwood, Penna. 

Randolph Macon College Two years 

Arm Band '22 Class Basketball Team '23 

"Few disputes exist which have not originated in 

Some day someone is going to be blinded by the 
reflection of light on Mary Jane's hair. Look for 
that blonde head whenever there's an argument 
going on — in the Senior Parlor or any place. 
But Mary Jane is merry Jane and deserves every 
nice thing that comes her way — especially if she 
has to argue for it. 


" Woodie" 
Detroit, Michigan 

Two years 
Basketball Team '22, '23 

A. A. A. Vice-President '23 
"A" Society '22, '23 Entertainment Com. '23 
Class Basketball Team '22 

Bible Group Leader '23 
Arm Band '23 Senior Mid Play '22 

"Small, but mighty in many ways." 
Not long after "Woodie" came to Abbot last 
year, we were all wondering how the Basketball 
Team ever beat Bradford in by-gone years, with- 
out "Woodie." This year we wondered still 
more. Wherever Woodie goes, everyone else 
wants to go; whatever she does everyone else 
wants to do, for she's magnetic — just go into 
her room and you'll see. Besides being an ath- 
lete, and actress, and musician, and many other 
things, she's one lovable peach and everyone's 

T h c A b b o t C i r c I c 

19 2 


Andoven, Mj 

Class Treasurer '21 
Honor Roll '21, '22 

Three years 

Glee Club '22 
Fidelio '23 

"Willi the kindest of hearts and noblest of 

Raymah has been at Abbot for three years and 
as far as we can see she has only one failing: — 
namely, her mighty intelligence. She deserted 
the Junior Mids and popped into our class just 
like that. And she stands a good bit higher than 
most of us, at that. But in spite of this — er — 
drawback, we have become very attached to her 
and we think she has one of the sweetest person- 
alities "this side of Paradise." 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

(But f)tar <§trl0 


'\ Sally" 

Duluth, Minn. 

Wellesley One year 

Arm Band '23 English V Play '23 

Secretary and Treasurer Odeon '23 

"She did her own thinking and needed little 

It takes brains to he a "one year girl"; that's 
Sally. It is rumored about that she is very con- 
scientious and knows how to concentrate. She's 
loads of fun and has a way, all her own, of win- 
ning girls' hearts. And we'll never forget her as a 
story teller — for she can tell 'em — the nice 
kind, you know. Just ask her. We're mighty 
glad you breezed into our class from the West, 

"I shy" 

Derby, Conn. 


Arm Band '23 
Class Hockey Tear 


Honor Rol 

> '23 

"Indeed it is my chief delight to do the things I 

If you'd seen her at Intervale you'd know that 
"actions speak louder than words." She can 
ski and she can snowshoe, and oh, well, just 
everything! And she made the second Hockev 
Team right off the bat ! We've heard that a large 
nose is a sign of intelligence but "Ishy's" the ex- 
ception that proves the rule — she was 'way up 
in the 90's on the Honor Roll. 


The Abbot . Circle 1923 

an "31" for &enior* 

( With apologies to Mr. Rudyard Kipling) 

If you can keep your head when all about you 

Are losing theirs and flunking their exams, 
If you can trust yourself, when teachers doubt you, 

Because you are a girl who never crams; 
If you can wait, and not be tired by waiting 

Nor at the thought of those dread marks grow pale, 
And love your foes and not give way to hating, 

You, friend, deserve to go to In ten-ale. 

If you can ski and gradually ski faster 

Down higher jumps and take the spills; 
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster 

And laugh at bumps and always feel the thrills; 
If you can trail and hang on somewhat tighter ■ 

Than the rest, and yet enjoy a dump; 
If you can slide and tip and right her 

And start again and never mind the bump; 

If you can eat and eat and find you weigh more 

And never mind the added pound or two, 
But eat again and then go out and play more 

Until you've done just all there is to do; 
If you can smile and say, "Goodnight, Miss Bailey," 

And go upstairs and never frown or sigh, 
And rough-house some instead of "Dozen daily," 

And get in bed and freeze and nearly die: 

If you can do these things and Thursday morning 

Get up and smile and pack and say "Good-bye!" 
And pile into the train and heed the warning 

"Do not read trash; all food you see don't buy." 
If you can come back home and not grow weary, 
But make your school a better place, nor fail 
To buckle down to work, nor find it dreary, 

You, friend, deserve to go to Intervale. 


The Abbot Circle 19 Z 3 

Snterbale H>ona£ 

Tune: Mr. Gallagher 

Oh Abbot girls, oh Abbot girls, 

Have you missed us while we've been at Intervale? 

When we left you we were pale, 

And our minds were very stale, 

But now we're just as fresh as we can be. 

Oh Intervale, oh Intervale, 

Where we skied and trailed and tucked in food by pecks 

And we nearly broke our necks, 

But we're not quite total wrecks. 

What do you say, oh Senior girls, 

Let's give a cheer for Intervale? 

Tune: Nelly Kelly 

Up in the hills, 'way up in the hills 
There is a place they call Intervale. 
Everything's snow, yes, everything's snow, 
Where people gather to join in good fun. 
Well, that's where we went, 'way up in those hills 
When we left you last Monday morning; 
We stayed at a cosy little Inn during those days 
And we had just a marvelous time. 


Oh, it's all day long we played, at Intervale. 

Tobogganing, skiing, and nice, long sleigh rides 

Composed our out-door fun when we weren't inside. 

And the things we had to eat 

Would make you all envious of us. 

Oh we'll always remember those wonderful days 

At Intervale! 


The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 

Tune: I'd Like to Be a Rosebud- 
Ob. we have been to Intervale 
While you were here at school. 
We did just what we wanted 
With ne'er a thought of rule. 
We got up when we wanted 
And went to bed at will. 
We coasted and tabogganed 
And had a few good spills. 
We had just lots of pancakes, 
Pie a. la mode and beefsteak, too, 
We went to see the movies, 
And had a bacon bat, too. 

Tune: I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise 

We've just come back from — you know where, 

And we're happy as you see. 

We've gained a lot of pep and pounds, 

Rosy cheeks and one scratched knee. 

Oh Senior Mids, remember Monsieur Coue, 

Day by .day, in every way, 

You nearer get to Intervale — - 

Take a hint and stick to work. 


The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 


Life's like a tapestry of Flanders, 
Threads crossing threads, 
Meeting and interlacing, 
Making a pattern 
Called character. 

Patches of red, and patches of gray, 
Red for joy, and gray for grief. 
Bound together with strips of brown; 
Bound together with strips of every day-brown, 
Bound together with the every-day brown of 
every-day duty. 

Adelaide Hammond 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

parting S>ong 

O Alma Mater, as we part, 

Our hearts go out to you 

In firmer, stronger loyalty, 

And, hoping ever to be true, 

Because we have our thoughts of you, 

We go, with loving heart. 

But ere we turn, O school so dear, 
To go where new life calls, 
We leave this symbol of our love, 
That still within thy cherished walls 
There may be proof, whate'er befalls, 
Of memories lingering here. 

Charlotte P. Hudson 

T h e Abbot C i.rcle 192 3 

portion of a J|t£torp 

Tn the year 4023, a party of explorers, headed by the heirs of the Houses of 
Holmes and Flagg, noticing a queer mound in the vicinity of the city of Andover, 
dug away a castle and excavated a long sought hall of learning, called Abbot 
Academy. The structure was of brick, still in good condition. To all appearances 
everything had shrunk but there was still to be seen a queer circle which identified 
the place to the discoverers. One building was entered by a winding staircase, 
from which extended many narrow hallways. It was finally judged that the earth 
had covered the buildings in the year 1923 after the departure of the noble class of 

A number of queer relics were found in one part of what was once the main 
building. A number of odd figures on presumably stiff paper representing females 
standing on queer boards, caused much puzzling. Under the pictures in hiero- 
glyphics was written "Intervale." Nothing was gained by studying these prints 
except that the queer boards were a part of some ancient sport and that by the ex- 
pression on the was surmised that much enjoyment was had. 

One of the adventurers found an ancient journal, unfinished, yellowed and 
faded by age, which was written by a student at the institution during the years 
1919-1923. Much time was spent in attempting to decipher the hieroglyphics and 
only after much difficulty, were certain parts translatable for the language was 
very queer and little understanding could be gained by perusing the sheets. A 
few extracts are here quoted : 

"Sept. 1918: — Registered today. Saw loads of girls, but don't know yet who's 
in my class. Funny looking bunch, it seems to me. 

"Nov. 1918: — Only eight in the class, but although we're a small class in num- 
bers, our minds are 'most as big as the Seniors'. Four of us got on the Honor 

"May 1919: — Our elocution class spoke pieces before the school. Was scared 
to death but the congratulations afterwards were fine. 

"Oct. 1919: -— Juniors now. Elected our first officers. A great, exciting occasion ! 
Chose our class colors and flower, too. 

"Nov. 1919: — Had our class picnic at Pomps. Hot Dog! Sang songs and 
walked around the pond. Swell eats. 


The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 

"Nov. 1920: — Now we're Junior-Mids, and are slowly advancing in classes, but 
seem to diminish in respect to knowledge; when we were Preps, the less we 
knew, the more we thought we knew — now the more we know the less we 
think we know. It's tumble! Had our picnic again at Pomps. Saw a snake 
climb a tree. 
"Jan. 1921: — Sleighride to Corner Cupboard. Late back at school. Fun. 
"Oct. 1921: — Our class is huge, this year. The picnic was at night — "mirabile 
dictu." Ate lollypops most of the time and old and new girls gave stunts. 
During study hour we surprised the Seniors and sang to them under their 
windows. Thrills galore! 
"June 1922: — Our class gave three plays; comedy, fairy story, serious scene. 
Seniors invited as our guests and sat in front rows. Much singing back and 
"May 1922 : — My first Abbot Prom is over! and it was grand an' glorious. Jim 
was darling! Our class decorated the hall with streamers and festoons. 
Much gaiety. Carried chairs back and forth until my back was about broken. 
Sympathized with poor, underclass kids who had to sit in the organ loft. 
"May 1922: — Never dreamed a Banquet could be so marvellous. There were 
loads of toasts. "B.B. " and " Kit" were darling. Seniors came and sang to us. 
Most of us wept buckets. Senior Parlor given to us! It was too sad for 
words! Much weeping and wailing! We're almost Seniors, now! 
"Oct. 1922: — Senior privilege of going on our picnic in trucks was fully appre- 
ciated. Grand food and many stunts. We came back by moonlight and 
"February 1923: — Intervale is over! Our tired brains are rested. Much food 
consumed and we nearly broke our necks skiing and trailing." 

Here all decipherable extracts ended but here and there were found such 
strange expressions as " the play was scrumbunctious" and "that secret, sacred 
banquet will. never be forgotten," and "every Prom gets better and better' '. Then 
at the end of the journal were found these words "I've graduated — but can't talk 
about it. Words fail me." 

. It was decided, upon consultation, that this document be placed in the City 

Museum as the portrayal of boarding school life of the time is considered of value. 

Many other relics were found which are all carefully preserved. A book will 

soon be published telling of this famous excavation, which will be of interest to 

many descendants of Abbot Academy alumnae. 

The Abbot Circle I <> 

Efje Class! Will 

We, the class of 1923, will our good behaviour, our smiling- faces, our dignified 
bearing, our scholastic ability, and our profound wisdom to the Senior Middle 
class who are sadly in need of these qualities, and whom we ardently desire to 
ponder on these same bequests in their usual solitary manner throughout the 
tedious summer vacation. 

We leave the Faculty of Abbot Academy our appreciation of their good will 
and cooperation, and offer our best wishes for their success in the years to come. 

We leave the Senior Parlor, the front seats in chapel and our unfailing atten- 
tion in classes to those who will in the future, tread the same, silent, Senior corri- 
dors that we have tripped o'er so lightly during the past year. 

Student Government leaves its cigarettes, collected by President Flagg; to 
Miss Kelsey. 

The Athletic Association suggests that its keen and ardent desire for a bub- 
bler on the hockey field, be kept close to the hearts of all the Athletic Associations 
to come. 

We leave our collection of side-pieces to Gretchen for use when she gets her 

Those among us, overburdened with more than brains, leave our reducing 
records to Marion Shryock. 

" Reddy " Lundin leaves her efficient baton to " Pat" Robbins. 

Ruth Holmes leaves her calm bearing and love for the Green Room to 
"Becky" George. 

"Dee" Osborne leaves her pep to Margaret Wilson and Alice Wells. 

"Nattie" B. leaves her drag in Psychology class, along with her melancholy 
class demeanor, to "Ginny" Gilmore. 

The Thompsons leave all their twin dresses to Caroline and Grade. 

Martha Snyder leaves her P. T. to Jane Allen. 

Charlotte Hudson leaves her rare collection of slang expressions to Adelaide 
Hammond who, we are trusting, will write a sonnet to said expressions entitled, 
"The Modern Girl and How She Does it." 

"Woodie" bequeaths her Detroit drawl to Frances Howard. 

"Libby" Maxwell hopes that Florence Prickett will appreciate her gift of 
Miss Hendrie's affection and will profit by it as well as "Libby" has done. 

" Dotty" Taylor wills her prodigious stature to Genevra Rumford. 

The Class Book Board leaves its remarkable ability, its unfailing sarcasm, 
and this, its last and only literary masterpiece, the Class Book, to the memory 
of the students, hoping that the afore-mentioned academicians will recover in time 
lo reap the benefits bequeathed them in the above manuscript. 

Signed and sealed as and for its Last Will ami Testament, in the presence of 
us, who, by request, did sign our names as witnesses thereto. 

The Class of 1923 

The Abbot Circle 1923 

S. 9. '23 tuning 3tt 

Station Q. E. D. tuning in! Miss Eleanor Warren will tell the kiddies the 
further adventures of "Skeedie" : " Now children, just as Mary Jane was scramb- 
ling into her little bed, 'Skeedie', the elf, sprang onto the pillow and whispered — " 

Station P. T. tuning in. Stock market quotes Lobenstine sugar selling at 33^; 
Adams quick-rising cake flour falls two points; run on Scudder Brokerage Ofhce 
started by "Em" Holt and — squeak! — squeak — root for the blue and the — 
squeak, squeak, squeak, Snyder's banana crop becalmed off Peck's Island on 
board the Annetta L, Rudd star line, wind M. C. by A. C. 

Station A. W. O. L. tuning in. Concert rendered by Goodwin accompanied 
by V. Maxwell, costumes by Clay General Utility House. I want to be a rosebud 
to bloomin' — Laura Lakin's Florist Shop will exhibit Osborne Funeral wreaths 
— squeak — come one, come all! admission fee goes to pay debts of '23 — 
squeak crack — Thompson's latest operatic success, "Twittering Twins" - 
squeak, squeak — R. Martin won Auction Bridge contest after continuous 
playing for 106 hours — ! 

X. Y. Z. tuning off. Sweet dreams, folks. 

Station P. D. Q. tuning in. Crrrrrack! Tomorrow night, ladies and gentle- 
men, the Holmes sisters will rend-da-da-da the "Merchant of Venice," vocalized 
under the direction of the eminent Mile. Van Patten. At 9.30 "Cal" Lakin will 
give a confidential talk on "cow-punching." At 10.30 broadcasting from Grey's 
store in which the election speech of E. Flagg, who has recently assumed the posi- 
tion of Andover Traffic Officer, will be read. At 11.09 Bartlett's animated car- 
toons will be shown from Station I. W. W. Crack — ack. 

A. A. A. receiving — ! A. Darling winner of first land swimming race at 
Wood's Hole; S. Throckmorton winner of Large Man's Race. M. Stevens and D. 
King will relate their experience while traveling by wireless at a great sacrifice. 
E. Damon just elected president of the Damon and Pythias Cruelty to Puppies 
Society on B. Cutter's and E. Maxwell's joint resignation. Sir Isaac Newton's 
grandaughter — squeak — Mary will lecture on the "Relation of the Egg to the 
Moon," crack — aided by R. Wright. At the Thomas Theatre, the "Blushing 
Maiden" by Doris Holt will be presented, followed by D. Taylor's and E. Whit- 
aker's adventures in the — brrr — jungle. Come and bring the kiddies. 

Station S. W. A. K. No news received of "Roguish Reddy", the well- 
known ace, on her trip to Mercury, accompanied by M. Buttrick — Squeak, 
squeak — crack. "No news is good news." Sweeney's weekly lectures on Ethics 
of the year will follow in 5 minutes. — squeak, squeak fancy bread — brr squeak — 
on the Hudson. — squeak- — 

Page roadster driven by M. Wolf collided with Noyes sedan on Finch road, no 
serious casualties have occurred since. 

A. A. '23 tuning off — Goodnight! 

T h e A bbol Circle 19 2 

Wo tijc abbot Jfacultp 

(With apologies to Kipling) 

By the green, old Abbot circle, 
Working harder day by day, 
There we come to school to learn things 
Under teachers' gentle sway. 
Though the autumn hills are calling, 
Oh, it's here that we would be, 
For we love to work at lessons 
With the Abbot Faculty. 

They are kind and just and generous; 
They work hard, and seldom play; 
They love Abbot just as we do; 
Words of wisdom oft they say. 
Though the winter roads are glistening, 
It's with these that we would be 
And our loyalty, we're pledging 
To the Abbot Faculty. 

When we've talked with other schoolgirls 

O'er the ocean, 'cross the land, 

Though they talk a lot of play time 

Little do they understand. 

Though the spring's green fields are blooming 

It is here that we would be, 

Learning all Life's greatest lessons 

From the Abbot Faculty. 

Though far distant lands will call us 
Where we'll find the fame we sought, 
We will ne'er forget the beauty 
Of the truths our teachers taught. 
And when June's warm breeze is sighing, 
Oh it's here that we would be, 
Just to hear the cheery greetings 
Of the Abbot Faculty. 






£*f: & 

t 5 / 

ZT7 W \Jj0^ » ^ 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

Mentor iHtbble €la$$ 

Officers of jfitstt ^>cincstci 

Officers of ^ccotib Semester 


Virginia Gilmore 

Elizabeth Sweet 

Marion Shryock 

Elsie Draper 


Helen Keating 

Elsie Draper 

Marion Shryock 

Marion King 

Dorothy Adams 
Dorothy Barringer 
Laura Bliss 
Priscilla Bradley 
Betty Bragg 
Polly Bullard 
Margaret Bush 
Nancy Chamberlain 
Lila Clevenger 
Margaret Colby 
Mary Elizabeth Col* 
Priscilla Draper 
Helen Epler 
Ruth Flather 
Jean Gordon 
Caroline Hall 

Dorothy Hailed 
Adelaide Hammond 
Elizabeth Harrington 
Katherine Hart 
Ruth Hawley 
Alice Hobart 
Eleanor Ireland 
Ruth Kelley 
Bessie Korst 
Barbara Loonier 
Margaret MacDonald 
Margaret McKee 
Olive Mitchell 
Esther Patten 
Elsie Phillips 
Frances Piatt 

Ruth Pritchard 
Eleanor Robbins 
Genevra Rumford 
Laura Scudder 
Madelon Shepard 
Susannah Smith 
Carolyn Straehley 
Elhel Thompson 
Katherine Wallace 
Mary Elizabeth Ward 
Victorine Warner 
Alice Wells 
Marjorie Williamson 
Elizabeth Willson 
Marjorie Wolfe 
Phyllis Yates 

* "*% 

! j M f ! 

» * - - f 

I tF 



T h e A b b o t C i r c 1 c 

19 2 

Christian gtesociattcm <&il\ttK$ 


Treasurer {first semester) . 
(second semester) 

Mary Catharine Swartwood 
Margaret McDonald 
Margaret McKee 
Annetta Richards 
Elizabeth Maxwell 



5^5 F 

o w w c* 
; < g 

^ £Q 


g (X, 

' CX i 

►§ ^ 'S 

<u |J - 1 
-£> as 

o ~ 

The Abbot C i r c 1 e 

19 2 3 



k ' <* ,^-St JUBft Jtf^ 

delegates to J^ortfjftelb 

Emily Holt 
Eleanor Warren 
Elizabeth Whitaker 
Miriam Thompson 

Elizabeth Flagg 
Edith Damon" 
Elizabeth Thompson 
Annetta Richards 



T he Abbot C i r cle 

19 2 3 

Clagsi Poofe Poarb 


Ruth Holmes 

A rl Editor 
Nathalie Bartlett 

Business Manager 
Dolores Osborne 

Asst. Business Manager 
Caroline Straehley 

Virginia Maxwell 
Elizabeth Flagg 

Literary Editors 
Emily Van Patten 
Anne Fry 
Mary Catharine Swartwood 

Estella Throckmorton 
Elizabeth Maxwell 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

Courant poarb 

Dorothy Taylor '23 
Mary Newton '23 
Margaret Colby '24 

Literary Editors 

Emily Van Patten '23 
Laura Bliss '23 
Helen Keating '24 

Barbara Clay '23 

Business Editors 

Ruth Davies '25 


The Abbot Circle 




Secretary and Treasurer 

Ruth Holmes 
Sally Finch 

Virginia Maxwell 
Nathalie Barllett 

Doris I loll 
Betty Willson 

Elizabeth Maxwell 

Mary Catharine Swartwood 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

President ..... 

Vice-President .... 

Secretary and Treasurer 

Ruth Flather 
Miriam Thompson 

Margaret McDonald 
Peggy Scudder 
Francelia Holmes 

Edith Damon 
Dorothy Taylor 


-b ti.6 

The Abbot Circl 

19 23 

gtljletic gtesioctatton Officers 





Francelia Holmes 
Esther Wood 
Carolyn La kin 
Laura Lakin 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

®\)t "S"!*ocittp 


Secretary and Treasurer 

Priscilla Bradley 

Martha Stevens 

Nathalie Bartlett 
Barbara Clay 
Lila Clevenger 
Eva Cross 
Edith Damon 
Anne Darling 
Elizabeth Flagg 
Virginia Gilmore 
Evelyn Glidden 

Helen Hardenbergh 
Emily Holt 
Francelia Holmes 
Ruth Holmes 
Madeline Howard 
Charlotte Hudson 
Melinda Judd 
Carolyn Lakin 
Margaret McDonald 

Dolores Osborne 
Natalie Page 
Nettie Pritchard 
Ruth Pritchard 
Eleanor Robbins 
Annetta Richards 
Mary Weld Scudder 
Esther Wood 
Doris von Culin 


T h e A h b o t Circle 





■ ■ 

R. ■ 

K 4 jJF' 
Bk. ^ j iff 

m^ i' (n ' IW 

Wearer* of tfjc ftonor "1" 

Edith Damon 

Annetta Richard- 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

Jlocfeep 3Eeam 

Elizabeth Flagg (Captain), c.f. 
Evelyn Glidden, r.i. 
Charlotte Hudson, l.i. 
Nathalie Bartlett, l.i. 
Francelia Holmes, l.w. 
Barbara Clay, l.w. 
Emily Holt, r.w. 

Helen Hardenbergh, r.h. 
Natalie Page, c.h. 
Eleanor Robbins, l.h. 
Ruth Holmes, l.f. 
Margaret McDonald, l.f. 
Virginia Gilmore, r.f. 
Anne Darling, g. 

T h e A b b o t C i r c 1 

19 2 3 

PasifeetljaU &eam 

Carolyn Lakin (Captain), c. 
Peggy Scudder, g. 
Martha Stevens, g. 

Esther Wood, s.c. 

Ruth Pritchard, g. 
Nettie Pritchard, f. 
Lela Clevenger, f. 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

Cennis Ceam 

A. Darling 


D. VOX Culin 

T h e A h hot C i rcle 

19 2 3 

Helga Lundin 

Cfjeer Headers 

Eleanor Robbins 

I.11X1AN Will 1.1 l.K 



1 h h o 1 C i r c I 

19 2 

&f)e iHercftant of Uemce 

By William Shakespeare 


Antonio, the Merchant of Venice 

Bassanio, his friend . 


Salarino r friends to Antonio and Bs 

Gratia no > 

Loren?o, in love with Jessica 

Shylock, a Jew 

Tubal, a Jew, his friend 

Launcelot Gabbo, a clown 

Old Gabbo, father to Launcelo 

Salerio, a messenger 

Leonardo, servant to Bassanio 

Balthasar, servant to Portia 

Portia, a rich heiress . 

Nerissa, her waiting-maid 

Jessica, daughter to Shylock 

magnificoes of venice 

Officer of the Court of Justice 
Musician .... 

Stage Manager 
Property Manager 

Directors .... 

Martha Stevens 

Helga Lundin 

i Barbara Cutter 

i Rosamond Martin 

Emily Holt 

Anne Darling 

Ruth Holmes 

Ethel Goodwin 

Francelia Holmes 

Estella Throckmorton 

Miriam Sweeney 

Eleanor Noyes 

Miriam Sweeney 

Emily Van Patten 

Catherine Miller 

Natalie Page 

/ Eleanor Warren 

\ Elizabeth Adams 

Nathalie Bartlett 

Charlotte Hudson 

Elizabeth Flagg 

Nathalie Bartlett 

Miss Bertha Morgan 

Miss Priscilla Potter 

Miss Oclo Miller 


"Rose o' Plymouth Town" 

&f)e &os;e of Ppmoutft &oton 


Miles Standish 
Barbara Standish 
Miriam Chilli ngsby . 
Aunt Resolute Story 
Rose de la Noye 
Phillipe, her brother 
John Margison . 
Garrett Foster 

. Genevra Rumford 

Helen Keating 

Elsie Draper 

. Kathryn Wallace 

Caroline Straehley 

. Eleanor Robbins 

Marion Shryock 

Margaret MacDonald 


The Abbot Circle 19 

GTfje Eose of ppmoutf) Coton 

A mighty shout! The warwhoops of Indian braves! The reverberation of 
beaten drums! 

The curtain parts and we find ourselves in the early colonial kitchen of the 
home of Miles Standish, Captain of the Plymouth colony, in the summer of 1622. 

Peering anxiously out of the door is Barbara Standish, the Captain's wife. 
A terrified cry calls our attention to a newcomer, Miriam Chillingsby, the Cap- 
tain's cousin, a dainty, demure and wholly captivating Puritan miss. Closely 
following her, enters Aunt Resolute Story, a typical, fussy, irresistible old lady. 
Gay laughter is heard outside and presently Rose, a merry French lass, enters with 
her brother, Phillipe, and John Margison, a sullen-faced young man, obviously in 
love with Rose, and scornful of Miriam who really thinks herself in love with him. 

Rose is left alone to prepare breakfast and suddenly an armful of green 
corn flies through the open window and after it tumbles Garrett Foster, of Wes- 
ton's men, a well known young daredevil, who seeks a place in which to hide. He 
conceals himself behind a settle just as Miles Standish in military garb and of a 
soldierly bearing, enters. 

After breakfast Captain Standish discovers the corn, which Rose claims she 
plucked, whereupon Garrett rises from his hiding place and states that he is the real 

During the summer, Garrett is a frequent visitor at the Standish home, and 
has almost succeeded in obtaining Rose's promise to marry him, when a chance 
remark causes her to change her mind. She then turns her attentions to Margi- 
son, and before long the two jealous and enraged rivals, Foster and Margison, en- 
gage in a duel, during which Phillipe, seeking to protect Rose, has intercepted a 
sword thrust and is wounded. The Captain enters and banishes Foster upon 
Margison's assertion that Foster began the duel. 

During the period of Foster's absence Miriam, in spite of her intense interest 
in Margison, is won by Phillipe and Rose is unhappily betrothed to the scoundrel, 

Garrett risks his life to bring news of the approach of the Indians and in the 
ensuing battle saves the settlement. The credit for this brave deed is taken by 
Margison, until Rose, by means of an old red coat, proves that Garrett is the 
"better man" — and the "only man" for her. 


The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

^fje Cftotce 

By Laura Lakin 


Mrs. Stone 
Mr. Henderson 
Bill . 

Barbara Clay 

Bessie Korst 

Sally Finch 

Carolyn Lakin 

All summer long Sally, an attractive university girl, has helped her mother 
take care of boarders at their Ranch Home out West, while Bill, a young cowboy 
and college graduate, very much interested in her a year ago, has turned his 
attentions to a young Eastern girl, Dorothy Bradford, a visitor at the ranch. Sally 
returns from a long ride to the Valley Ranch and finds Mr. Henderson, a neighbor- 
ing rancher, talking to her mother. He had been asking Mrs. Stone about Bill, and 
to his utter disgust finds that Bill is engaged to that Eastern girl. When he leaves 
Sally breaks down and in a burst of passion tells her mother just what she thinks of 
Dorothy. Mrs. Stone tries to comfort her but she runs away as she hears Bill's 
voice in the yard. 

A very much dejected and disheartened Bill enters and tells Mrs. Stone that 
it is "all off" between him and Dorothy, and that he really loves Sally. As he 
talks, Mrs. Stone quietly leaves the room to send Sally in. 

She comes just as Bill is about to go. Bill tries to explain, to tell her that she 
is his only love, but Sally is relentless and takes him to task for playing around with 
Dorothy all summer. Bill feels there is no hope and turns to go. Sally calls him 
back to tell him that he has forgotten his hat, and then to add, "But, Bill, I 
do love you." With a strong, swift motion Bill places Sally on the table, too over- 
come with joy to say anything further. Mrs. Stone enters, sees the lovers and 
quietly leaves with a happy smile. 

S. E. F. 

T h e A h b o t C i r c I e 

19 2 3 

Cuter 3 ante*, TOje J|ero 

by Ruth Kelly 

Mr. Van Astor 

Mrs. Van Astor 

Betty Van Astor 

Philip Maynard, alias "James" 

Mr. Vance 

Officers .... 

Dolores Osborne 

Ethel Thompson 

Madeline Howard 

Ruth Hunt 

Caroline Hall 

1 Dorothy Barringer 

Elsie Phillips 

Mr. Van Astor, connoisseur of valuable Indian scarabs, has forbidden Philip 
Maynard r a friend of Betty Van Astor, entrance to the Van Astor home because 
he thinks Maynard is "a worthless young man who thinks of nothing but theatre 
parties and dances." Maynard,. unknown to everyone except Betty, has taken 
the position of butler in her home and is there during the visit of Mr. Vance, an 
esteemed friend of Mr. Van Astor. The former is very much interested in Mr. 
Van Astor's collection of scarabs. Mrs. Van Astor enters to tell her husband that 
she is going to a bridge party, and is going to meet Mrs. Johnson's charming 
husband, "who is really a Count, you know!" After she leaves, Van Astor and 
Vance set out for the Club, leaving Betty and James, really Philip Maynard, to 

In the middle of the night Mr. Van Astor hears a rumpus in the room where 
his scarabs are locked up, and rushes down to find James overpowering Mr. Vance. 
As James turns around Mr. Van Astor realizes he is Philip Maynard and demands 
an explanation. At this point, Mrs. Van Astor comes in and rushes to her husband 
for protection. Then comes Maynard's explanation : he was detailed there by the 
Secret Service to watch Mr. Vance who is in reality Jack Mason, the notorious New 
York jewel thief. Maynard calls headquarters and officers are sent over and "Mr. 
Vance" is taken away. 

Mr. Van Astor- realizes Philip's worth and the latter's love for Betty. He and 
his wife go out, leaving Betty and Phil for the final happy ending. 


The Abbot Circle 


Ha proma 

by Ruth Henry 

Luis Aguilar 
Don Antonio 
Dona Ana 
Pepe . 

Music o joven 
Musico ciego 
Adela, Carmen's maid 

. Miriam Sweeney 

Ruth Pritchard 

Kathryn Wallace 

Bessie Korst 

Marion King 

Betty Bragg 

Octavia Matthews 

. Martha Buttrick 

"La Broma," a one-act Spanish comedy, means "The Joke." In the opening 
scene Don Antonio, the father, is very nervous and excited and tells the maid that 
he is called to the office — a little later he tells his daughter that he is going to the 
station to meet "his new secretary." On leaving, he promises to return in a few 

Carmen and the maid, not understanding his extreme nervousness, compare 
notes and, with the aid of a telegram which Don Antonio has dropped in his 
haste, they realize that he is bringing home the son of an old friend, hoping that 
his daughter, not suspecting the young man's identity, will fall in love with " the 
new secretary." Both girls think it an ideal opportunity to play a joke on the 
father and they decide to exchange identities, Carmen donning the maid's cap 
and apron. When Don Antonio returns he absent-mindedly introduces the maid 
as his daughter and Carmen as the maid. 

In the conversation which ensues between the disguised Carmen and Luis he 
confesses to her that he is really the son of an old friend and that the two fathers 
are anxious to arrange a match between their children. By a chance word that 
Carmen lets slip, Luis realizes that this charming sefiorita is really the daughter. 
Just as he takes her hand and is about to confess his love for her, Don Antonio, 
followed by his wife and the maid, Adela, enter. It proves to be "love at first 
sight" and in a few moments the matter is satisfactorily explained. 

M. C. S. 

The A b b o t Cir cl 

1 9 2 3 

®n Eecetbtng a JStploma 

You stand, a fearful, weakened soul; 
Around you presses close the trembling mob. 
You faint and fainter grow and all control 
Is gone, and from your lips escapes a sob. 
From out the deathdike stillness of the place 
You hear a voice! Tis coldly clear, you start! 
A dread foreboding stares you in the face. 
Your name? Ah, no! and wilder beats your heart. 
Too fast the slender scrolls have disappeared. 
Oh power of that fair script beyond compare! 
Oh ghastly woe! Oh tortured soul, so seared 
By fiery anguish! — Ah, at last! It's there! 
Yours, yours! You clutch it tight. Oh joy, oh bliss! 
Held ever Life such wondrous thrill as this? 


The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 

&en Commanbment£ for Sfafaot 

I. Thou shalt chew gum constantly in class to set a good example for the 

II. Thou shalt wear thy skirts long, thus solving the cotton stocking problem. 

III. Thou shalt cram, thereby solving the labor problem in bug-light factories. 

IV. Thou shalt clean thy room on Sundays only, for "cleanliness is next to god- 

V. Thou shalt feed upon Abbot Specials and Fried Kakes; thou wilt in this 
manner save Miss Butterfield time and money. 

VI. Thou shalt not wear thy hat in Andover; thou has too much already on 
thy mind. 

VII. Thou shalt lean forth from thy casements to prove thyself ornamental as 
well as useful. 

VIII. Thou shalt not worship "Snappy Stories;" read them with art open mind. 

IX. Thou shalt not study; 'tis not done at boarding school. 

X. Thou shalt not redeem thyself in the eyes of the faculty, for they are of no 

®fje examination 

Frantic she writes as though she ne'er had writ, 

Cov'ring the sheet with markings, bit by bit. 

You'd think she'd heaps of brains, the way she goes; 

She hasn't, this first question's all she knows. 

And now she ceases writing with a frown, 

She tosses back her hair, and thinks and thinks; 

If she could only guess she'd put it down 

But no-- her head she shakes, her tears she blinks. 

Why couldn't she have filled her head with lore 

Instead of reading trash in study time; 

She vows a dunce she never will be more, 

She'll study so the honor-roll she'll climb. 

The bell rings — she has fled, now she'll have fun. 

In lime she'll come to flunk another one. 

The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 

Jfamiltar dSuotattong 


A sweeper in your room is worth two in the closet. 

Never put off 'til tomorrow what your roommate can do today. 

The early bird gets the tub. 

Little proctors have big ears. 

Out of money, out of luck. 

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. 

Hard come, easy go. (Money) 

To be, or not to be — a Senior. 

Demerits seldom come singly. 

Let sleeping roommates lie. 

A rolling girl gathers no pounds. 

A walk every day keeps demerits away. 

Skirts show which way the style goes. 

Don't count on your sheepskin 'til you get it. 

Forbidden eats are sweet. 

You can lead the dieters to the table, but you can't make them eat. 

A girl and her hair are soon parted. 

Walls have ears. 

Lights will out. 


(With Apologies) 

Miss Bean: "'Go' is an intransitive verb. You can't 'gone' anything." 
English Student (sotto voce): "Maybe not, but you can 'dog-gone' some- 

Miss Chickering: "What kind of endings do we find in Shakespeare's later 
plays besides weak and light ones?" 
Edie: "Happy endings." 

Anne Darling thinks that a refractory table would be nice for the Senior 

Mr. Howe (in musical appreciation, of course): "Where were we last time?" 
Chorus of Seniors: "Here!" 

Same: "How many themes did you count?" 

M. E. Ward: "Well, I only counted two, but I kept hearing a third." 


The Abbot Circle 


"mi tfje Hates* Jfflasajtnes ©lit" 

Little Talk 

John Martin's Book 

Popular Mechanics 

Vanity Fair 

House Beautiful 

Yale Record 

Cornell Widow 

Christian Register 

Youth's Companion 

Saturday Evening Post 

Andover Townsman 

The Mirror 



Pictorial Review 

Review of Reviews 

The Outlook 

The Century 

Physical Culture 

Life . 


"Dottie" Taylor 

Theodore, Charles and Mr. Scannell 


The Infirmary (?) 

M. C. 


A. C. A. Due Book 

Abbot Chaperon 

Mail' Time 

Day Scholars 

Second Floor Front 

Household Science II 

"Mart" and "Peggy" 

History of Art Class 

Just Before Exams 


rom Christmas to Easter 

Our Athletes 

P. A. Tea Dances 

Student Council 

First Senior: " I wonder why people always have to blow their noses so much 
in winter." 

Second Senior: "I suppose because your nose has to start running to keep 

"Lib" Flagg (in Mrs. Bassso's): "Have you any tambourines for sale?" 

Prickett: "What comes with a jar besides pickles?" 
P. van P.: "I'll bite. What?" 
Prickett: "Earthquakes." 

Miss Pettingell (inEnglish class) : "How could we classSydney as a poet ?" 
Sybil: "As a minor." 

Ambitious Person: "I want to study psychiatry when I gel older." 
"Ros": "Oh, don't I lake thai in corrective?" 

The Abbot Circle 19 

W\)tn ^urdjasrtna $lea£e jfflentton Sfatiot 

After ripening to fullest sweetness under tropic skies ■ — B. B. 

Say it with flowers — Laura. 

Learn to play jazz in ten lessons — Rose. 

That good Maxwell — ? 

You just know she wears them — "Skeedie ". 

Hasn't scratched yet — Betty Nelson. 

Are you planning a trip to Europe} — A. C. 

Father tvas amazed at the great change — Fran. 

Picture ahead: — Miss McKeen. 

Keep that school girl complexion — Sally. 

How I made my summer wardrobe out of thirty-five dollars — Bab. 

Do you come home with weary feet? — Anne. 

Two in one — Nettie and Judy. 

Not a day older — Ellie Noyes. 

What's wrong in this picture? — Billy and Madeline. 

Ask Dad — he knows — "Dee." 

Permanent wave effect — "Fiji". 

How I lost 36 pounds — Libby Adams. 

Wanted — a perfect figure — "Cal". 

When she grows up — Dotty Taylor. 

Give wings to xvords — Adelaide Hammond. 

They satisfy — The twins. 

Sent in a plain wrapper — Peg MeKee. 

How to improve your memory in one evening — M. J. Wolf. 

How I cured myself of stuttering — Peg Seudder. 

Spend your evenings at home — To whom it may concern. 

Fran: "Hello fool!" 
Cal: "Hullo, brother!" 

B. B.: "Is the part of Montana you live in very mountainous?" 
S. S. : " No, it's a flat plain." 

Peg Scudder {telling exciting story) : " — and then she turned around and 
ran at the top of her lungs!" 


The A b b o t C i r cle 1 9 

Gretchen: "Oh, my brother was baptized twice." 
"GlNNY": " It didn't soak in the first time, huh?" 

Em. Holt: "Do you take gym?" 
Nattie B. : " No, Jim takes me — liar!" 

"Ros" {in Davis Hall): "Oh, I smell cigarette smoke — but I guess it's 
just the organ pipes." 

Miss Mason {seeing S. S. with her hand still raised after question has been 
answered): "What were you going to say, Susan?" 

Susan: "Oh, I was going to say the same thing; I just forgot to take myhand 

Miss Matthews: "What did David take to his brother?" 
"Pris" Draper: "Hot water bottle." 

Academic Senior: "I'll never be the same again." 

Inquisitive: "Why?" 

A. S.: "Because my states of consciousness are always changing." 

Miss Chickering {in English class, reading from D. Taylor's paper): "In 
fact, I led the life of a normal, young girl in her early teens, until I came to 

Senior: "How was Abbot while we were at Intervale?" 
Senior-Mid.: "Like an empty nut-shell." 


The A bho I Circle 1923 

Ufa etiquette Jioofe 

{Special Abbot Edition) 

For the convenience of those who are not acquainted with the standards and 
customs of Abbot, the Class Book Board publishes these few suggestions. 

Class room demeanor should be governed by the same rules of hilarity and 
inattention that are in use in the Congo. 

If you chance to linger on the way to class so that the class room is not 
reached until after the second bell has rung, ask the teacher if she will excuse you ; 
she will gladly let you return to your room at once. 

If you have the misfortune to sneeze during Hall Exercise, rise quietly, be 
recognized by the speaker and apologize courteously for the inadvertence. 

The correct hours for receiving callers in one's room are between 9.30 P.M. 
and 6.50 A. M. The best means of announcing this arrangement to your friends 
is to notify them through your corridor teacher. She will be very glad to oblige 

Both Seniors and Faculty will greatly appreciate your discourtesy 
if you rush in before them on the stairs down to the dining-room. They 
will also appreciate it if, when you see them approaching far down the corridor, 
you form a little blockade and allow them to pass through the "dry sea" unmo- 

Never cut your steak with a knife — use a saw; and never, under any cir- 
cumstances, cut your lettuce with a knife. 

In the dining-room, if the maid stays in the kitchen for an apparently in- 
definite period before clearing the table, it is quite proper for the whole table to 
rise, at the signal of the teacher, gather together all used dishes and take them to 
the kitchen. To avoid confusion right of way should be given always to the 
table farthest from the kitchen. 

Be sure to express to all members of the Class Book Board, your unfailing, 
bad opinion of their attempted humor and your scathing remarks about their 
badly directed sarcasm. 

This do, and thou shalt be forever blessed. 


T h e A bbot Circle 19 2 3 

abbot Ulcabemp Comprefjensribc examination 

(Emphasis on the "Comprehensive") 
Keynote: "Those who do not wish to know, ask of those who cannot tell." 

1 . If you do not know any facts, disguise your ignorance in a wealth of words. 

2. Remember that it is untidiness, not information, that is sought. 

3. If you can't spell a word, use its antonym. 

4. Quantity, not quality is what counts, especially if the examiner is tired of 

5. Don't sleep the night before an exam, you must be thoroughly awake for 
it ; but if you feel sleepy during it, lie at full length and breathe in the West Point 

6. Don't feel obliged to answer any question; it was only asked because the 
teacher couldn't think of anything else. 

7. Tell all you know, if you feel so inclined, and let the teacher pick out what 
she wants. 

Musical Appreciation, June, 1923. 

I. Listen to this record and answer 3 of the following: Be specific (30 min.) 

a. Why don't you like the record? 

b. Shall I change the needle? 

c. Is it instrumental or ornamenlal ? 

II. Why did Mendelssohn write his songs without words? (49 min.) 
Ex. a. Because he couldn't think ol any. 

b. Because he liked them better without. 

III. What's the mood of this piece? (62 min.) 
Analyse it. 

Art. June 1923. 
Answer the following in great detail: 

I. What's wrong with this picture? 

II. Make a rough sketch of all modern paintings. 

III. Why did Miss Poole paint the "Sistine Madonna?" 

(N. B. — catch question) 

Astronomy. June 1923 

I . \\ hy do we never see the moon at Abbot? (Three guesses.) 

II. What peculiar observations have you made about the moon at 7.00 A. M . ? 

III. " Every cloud has a silver lining." Argue for and against this theory. Be 
brief and make your examples remote. 

The Abbot Circle 19 2 3 

Bible, June 1923 
(Do not attempt to answer these questions unless you are in a religious frame o 

I. Discuss why we have silent time on Sunday afternoons. (60 seconds.) 

II. What are the "things" of special interest at the Congo. Church? 

III. Do you believe in Immortality? (Allow 90 minutes for this question. 
Suggestion: Spend 89 minutes thinking, one minute writing.) 

IV. Which one of the prophets would you nominate for President of the U. S. 
and why? 

History (all). June 1923 

I. Identify and sketch the life of a. John; b. Bill; c. Anne of Green 

II. Show the effect of the Spanish Armada on your life. (50 min.) 

III. Name the a) battles; b) places; c) horses; d) dates; e) no. of men lost; 
f) Captain of each side; and g) kind of armor used, in The Great War. 

IV. Compare the doctrines of Monroe, Luther and Calvin (not Coolidge.) 

English XIII. June 1923 

I. Place the following quotations: 

a. "Don't buckle at the waistline." 

b. "My cow." 

c. "The modern generation." 

d. "I heard a swallow at breakfast this morning." 

e. "Caviare to the principal." 

f. "Comprehensives." 

g. "A bit of blue and real lace at her throat." 

II. Write a theme of 600 words on the following 

a. Why my parents want me to go to college. 

(Hints: 1, Because they don't want me home: 2, To see if I can pass 

my exams; 3, To benefit the college.) 

III. Punctuate the following:— 

"If you can but why she did the end from this world of that of that and 
this thus she did but now while up and down henceforth too we win." 

N. B. ( Give reasons for your punctuation.) Any student that suc- 
cessfully passes this examination will be exempt from all others. 
P.S. The English Examination will be given last.) 


The Abbot Circle 1923 

Ethics. June 1923 

{Use full time for this question.) 

Discuss the following: 

Why is it immoral for six months' old children to work in a candy factory? 
(Don't be discouraged if you don't get along very well; half the class at least, 
will fail anyway.) 

Psychology. June 1923 

(This examination is given to see if you have remembered anything from the 
first semester. If you haven't, never mind doing it.) 

I. Define habits. How most easily obtained? (Ex. — Riding habit.) 

II. Describe your chapel experiences in such a way as to illustrate the nature 
of attention. 

III. What is will? Contrast it with won't. 

IV. What is the function of the cerebral hemispheres of the ant? (N.B. 
"ant" not "aunt.") 

List of Helpful Excuses. (Sprinkle these throughout your examination.) 

1. My pen has run dry so I can't write. 

2. My roommate is sick. 

3. My hands are cold. 

4. Time! {Always write "time" at the end of each question.) 

^ - c ^ +_, <u .y « u. ^ _^ o — ° j= ~ >>~ 9 <u x = rt .i ■- n ^ o •= - -o h -3 _£> o ?; = — o ^ -a ^ u y >% °- bo rt 

■o 3 _2 S fe => •£ £ .5 fc 2 CS C ^~ - 2 CD C \~ y, d r -i C^Oh 3 O £ ^j c- g rt rt .O 3 ^ ^ £ ^ go^.iO rt <^ J* i? 

.a ■£ 

&'?, c^E *> 


s lilt Hi- ., i^fii !i JmSil 1=1.11 i^-ill 

3 Sk2 ■ m jj w -- n jj*-^ d'" ° o u ° o 3 : ffl en « 
^^> ij j» a a 

t? >, cu >> Z _ -m — u * ££ S O « « 

» -^' jS ^ £ 9 bo °S°y 2 ~~ ^£'5 « 

"3 So S^^^.co « „, =.5 g e^ * bo ~ , -2- §S i'^-oij •S^ 

UpqQWPQcn<cfiUUfficDQ>CQEScQ&HGScDO0ilU^ffla;j ^,E ^ .x i' E X > J cd cd H W ca cq H £ H K 

>, ?* t* P c m p ■ . - >,■- ^ ^ y J2 

S^-p 03 ,,,^ c ObO^ 2, V^^S T r- b0"O 

. o c S M -- £ <u ■ to . . <3 r>« " ^b/D^iTi^h^boS >^ -^c=C 

^ o.E fe-o 

/. ; — r J . h —- 

KU^JlQ^Q(nOCQ<: ^fc; <U«W«h§S^cfitf coEfifflUQO§<^QX: oJfcU: ><Q 



^»«.y -£?? 'Sssssqw . . » b cun . s .. g "2 ate u &■!.. ss.sJi « =i*2: 

-o 15 SiS 3 5 rt.HiS C'5~- 5". S^-z-^ 5 « n rt- ? s:-- ^~ = £ = >.Jg b2 2 ? != S S.E7J7J 8"C 

The Abbot Circle 

19 2 3 

Having reached tkis point in the perusal of 
this our book, we feel, gentle reader, that you 
must have felt some measure of enjoyment in our 
labor. To you we express our approval of your 
excellent judgment and wish you man}) happy 
hours w*ith this reminder of the Class of '23. 

P. S. — Continue, "the best is $et to come!" 



Andover National Bank 








Plants and Cut Flowers at All Times 

Member of Florists' Telegraph Delivery 

Insure With A Reliable Company 

In 94 years this company has had the experience and seasoning 
which are necessary to sound and reliable underwriting 

1828— Merrimack Mutual Fire Ins. Co.— 1923 




Senior Middle Class 


Compliment of 

& Jfrtenb 




Power Equipment Company 
131 state street 



Contractors for Complete Power Plants 
and Municipal Pumping Installations 


H>f)oeS, Rubbers anb H>f)oe Repairing 

43 Main Street, Andover 

Jfetoeler anb l^atcijmafeer 

We have a fine selection of Seals and Rings; special orders taken 
for Classes and Fraternities 


Andover Massachusetts 


QlAS -fcr &TEVENS & 



Smart Misses 9 Apparel 

Coats - Wraps Capes 

Frocks - Blouses - Sweaters 

Millinery - Sports Apparel 

and Accessories 

INEW and bewitching modes for Misses are con- 
tinually offered in the Misses' Sections of our 
Exclusive Shop. Here one may select unusual 
costumes which need not be the most expensive, 
but with the quality and smartness of Stevens 
styles they have the assurance of being attractive. 
Also there are important accessories — novel and 
dainty — which instantly appeal to the young girl. 


Telephone: Richmond 731-733 



Jfrutt anb $robuce 


(North Side) 



Coplep Canines; 





10 Morton Street Andover, Mass. 

Herbert F. Chase 


Kodaks Cameras 


Buehan & Francis 


Main Street, Andover 


Compliments of 





Tarn o' Shanter 


Compliments of 

The Hethrington Store 


Dry Goods 


Ladies' Furnishings 




"The Service Store of Andover" 






Mary Ashley Kitchen 


Cakes, Jams, 

Compliments of 

Jellies, Sandwiches 

a Friend 


29 High Street, Andover, Mass. 




Lamb, Veal, "Provisions and Poultry 

Hotel, Institution, Club and Restaurant Supplies 

30A North Street - Boston, Mass. 


The Andover Press 








TLunbin tEurfetsrt) patf) 



Waxi ^crbkc 












TO the members of the Class I have 
had the pleasure of making indi- 
vidual photographs, I extend my heartiest 

To the members of the coming Senior 
Class, whom I hope to photograph next 
year, I take this opportunity to state 
that I shall use every means at my dis- 
posal to make the best pictures possible 
for whatever price may be agreed upon. 
I am positive that in no other way can 
you do as well as in this Studio. 
Everything is right at hand, convenient 
for any period, of the year, and the owner 
himself offers his services. 


H. B. Mc Cardie 



Kngra v ers Station ers 

^tattonerp aub 

Vr inters 

Commercial printing 


Commencement and Class Day Invitations 

Monogram and Address Dies 


Society Stationery 


Menus, Programs and Dance Orders 

Office Supplies 


Fountain Pens Leather Goods 


Brass Specialties 

The Last Word in Candy 


The name that distinguishes the highest grade which 
comes from our candy kitchen. 

WHETHER it be chocolates with their rich dark coats, and their 
thirty varieties of cream and fruit and nut centers, or the hicious 
bonbons with their many colors and flavors — you may be sure that 
only the purest of materials blended together under the eyes of a master 
candy-maker, ever find their way into the IMPERIAL BRAND. 

Imperial Chocolates and Bonbons — qoc 





Jeweler and 

Successor to Whiting and Blackshaw 
Jewelry Store 


All Kinds of Fruit 
In Season 

Sweet or Plain Crackers, Pickles, 

Olives, Limes, Chocolates in fancy 

boxes, Figs, Nuts, Dates, Potted 

Meats and Fish 

J. H. Campion & Co, 



Candy and Crackers 




Red Lily 
Canned Fruits & Vegetables 




These have helped build our reputation 
for fine goods 



Boston Northampton 

Date Due 


Ab2 cl 



Afthnt. Af.flflpmy 

Glass bo oil 1923,